Borja Alonso de Linaje
COO Camelina Company España
Borja Alonso de Linaje (1981) has an MBA from the IE Business School, and a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), as well as a Master´s in Automotive Engineering from Chalmers University (Goteborg, Sweden).
In the last four years he has co-founded and developed two startups in the bioenergy field (Camelina Company España and Biovald), bringing on board strategic partners, raising private capital as well as leveraging public funds for R&D programmes at both the national and European level. He is currently the COO of Camelina Company España (www.camelinacompany.es), Europe’s flagship company for camelina, a sustainable crop to produce biofuel for the aviation industry.
Prior to this start-up experience, Borja worked for 5 years at Industria de Turbo Propulsores (ITP Group), a leading company in the aviation industry, where he gained extensive experience in managing teams in international projects.
Based upon his multi-sectorial and international experience he is now a mentor for entrepreneurship projects at IE Business School. He contributes with his knowledge related to the bioenergy, agriculture, animal feed, biofuels and pellets industry as well as his experience in public fundraising and launching and managing innovative projects.